Orthodoxy and The Environment

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew IEverything that lives and breathes is sacred and beautiful in the eyes of God. The whole world is a sacrament. The entire created cosmos is a burning bush of God’s uncreated energies. And humankind stands as a priest before the altar of creation, as microcosm and mediator. Such is the true nature of things; or, as an Orthodox hymn describes it, “the truth of things,” if only we have the eyes of faith to see it.  -   Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I


 

The Green Patriarch

The Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church is a prominent leader in the environmental movement. Learn why Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is refered to as "The Green Patriarch"

Patriarchal Addresses

Read addresses by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the environment.

Common Declarations

Read common declarations on the environment by the Orthodox Church and other faiths.

Ecological Symposia

Learn more about the world-wide ecological symposia sponsored by the The Ecumenical Patriarchate.

 

 

 

 

Documents

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Media Links

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Message By His All-Holiness to the Devout Ukrainian People on the occasion of the Triumphal Entry of our Lord Jesus Christ into the Holy City of Jerusalem

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Holy Mother and Great Church of Christ of Constantinople regards the Ukrainian nation and people as Her precious sons and daughters, born from the baptismal waters that flowed through the banks of the Dnepr River. From the days of our brilliant predecessor, Saint Photios the Great, the love of the Mother Church for the pious Christians of your lands has never abated. Read more...

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